Peter Doig’s dreamlike narrative paintings are based on photographs but never painted in a photorealist style. In this video Doig gives viewers a behind the scenes look at his 2008 show at the Tate Britian. Sharing stories about the creation of various works, Peter discusses how a new painting was left outside in the rain to get stains and also shares a suitcase full of reference images that were used to make the paintings. Watch the full video after the jump.
Seattle based illustrator Stacey Rozich’s work is littered with vibrant tribal patterns and drawings based on folklore. She brings an animated, lively, modern perspective to stories of myth. Her pattern work and line work are nothing short of exhilarating, playing reference to southwestern art, and tribal marks.
Los Angeles artist Eric Yahnker opened the doors of his downtown studio to Beautiful/Decay and Visual Creatures to give our readers insight into his witty, iconic work that is layered with pop culture influences and the deconstruction of its icons. Eric discusses his career change from Journalism to art, his disdain for painting, and his love of Mel Brooks, Woody Allen, and Rodney Dangerfield. Watch the full video after the jump!
German artist Anne Wölk uses film stills as her main source of inspiration for these surreal paintings that are in a permanent state of flux.
Amanda Clyne’s paintings compare the similarities between fashion photography and historical portraits of society’s elite. Amidst today’s cultural fascination with beauty and persona, Amanda’s paintings critique our digital obsession and question the consequences for human intimacy.